The Closed Bud Cable stitch is a cable that is knitted using the rib knit stitch which gives it the look of having 6 distinct lines going through the cable.

Skill level: Advanced

Panel of 11 sts on a background of reverse St st*.

Materials and Supplies

You can use any weight yarn along with the appropriate size needles for that particular yarn. A suggestion of needle sizes often is posted on the yarn label (wrapper). You will also need a cable needle for this stitch.

Craft Instructions

Panel of 11 sts on a background of reverse St st.

Special Abbreviations:

T11B rib (Twist 11 Back Rib) = slip next 6 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, k1 [p1, k1] twice from left-hand needle, then [p1, k1] 3 times from cable needle.

1st row (right side): K1, [p1, k1] 5 times.
2nd row: PB1, [k1, PB1] 5 times
3rd row: T11B rib
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th to 14th rows: Rep 1st and 2nd rows 5 times.
Rep these 14 rows.

*To work a background of reverse stockinette stitch, in straight stitching, purl the first row, knit the second and repeat these two rows.

Knitting Abbreviations:

  • k= knit
  • p=purl
  • PB1=purl into back of next stitch
  • rep=repeat

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